Average Mining Engineer Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Mining Engineer in Canada is C$83,085.
MEDIAN C$83,085
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C$59k - C$126k
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C$505 - C$10k
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C$61k - C$142k

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Job Description for Mining Engineer

Mining Engineer Tasks
  • Manage mine operations from supply procurement to project management.
  • Provide calculations and reports about supplies, reserves and operations.
  • Improve productivity and costs in areas like ore blending, safety and drilling/blasting.

Popular Employer Salaries for Mining Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Mining Engineer are from the companies Kinross, Cameco Corporation and Glencore Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Goldcorp Inc where the average pay is C$102,665. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Glencore Ltd., earning around C$101,130. Cameco Corporation pays the lowest at around C$95,777. Kinross also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying C$98,500.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Mining Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Mining Engineer
Mining Superintendent
Project Engineer
Product Manager, (Unspecified Type)
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Mining Engineer

Skills in Project Management, Engineering Design and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Mining Engineer

An entry-level Mining Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$71,674 based on 15 salaries. An early career Mining Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$75,656 based on 97 salaries. A mid-career Mining Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$95,732 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Mining Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$106,294 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$125,504.
Employees with Mining Engineer in their job title in Fort McMurray, Alberta earn an average of 33.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sudbury, Ontario (13.9% more) and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (13.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Edmonton, Alberta (8.2% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (5.4% less).

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